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BIA approves Chehalis land-into-trust application

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to acquire 43 acres in trust for the Chehalis Tribe of Washington.

The tribe is using the land for a major $85 million to $90 million resort. The Great Wolf property will feature a hotel, indoor water park and convention center.

Negotiations with Great Wolf Resorts are nearly complete. Construction could begin as early as September for a late 2007 opening.

No gaming will take place on the site.

Get the Story:
Officials give tribe go ahead for resort (The Olympian 6/8)
Chehalis tribe wins federal approval for resort near Olympia (AP 7/8)

Relevant Links:
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis -
Great Wolf Resorts -

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